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I got a 97 ¢ package of ''birdhouse gourd'' seed

Posted by albert_135 Sunset 2 or 3 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 26, 08 at 12:30

I got a 97¢ package of "birdhouse gourd" seed.

(I) If planted where they can either grow along the ground like a pumpkin or climb a fence like a morning glory which should I expect them to do naturally?

(II) Can I train them to grow up the fence if that is not their natural inclination?

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RE: I got a 97 ¢ package of ''birdhouse gourd'' seed

Yes - just plant them, give them a trellis or fence to grow on and watch them go! They not only make great birdhouses but you can also use them for bowls, lidded containers etc - you can also carve them, paint them, woodburn them and use just about any art form on them that you can think of! Have fun! Also - remember to do a search on line for "gourd art" and see what pops up. (don't use the quotes when doing that!)
Rita in Michigan

Here is a link that might be useful: Photos of Gourd Art from Michigan

RE: I got a 97 ¢ package of ''birdhouse gourd'' seed

My gourds grew everywhere........along the ground, up a fence, and up the trees! I love their white blossoms that open up in the evening. Have fun!

RE: I got a 97 ¢ package of ''birdhouse gourd'' seed

I love the white flowers too!!

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